Tranny problems - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 04-21-2013, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
trailerpark
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Noble
Posts: 1
Tranny problems

I couldn't find a general discussion section, so I decided to post this here, if it needs to be moved please do.

I just had a tranny rebuilt by a guy my grandpa recommended.

Paid 1500 pulled, rebuilt and installed with a 2 year 24k mile warranty.
When I went to pick up the truck (94 dodge auto) I specifically told the guy, hey I'm taking this to the river tonight, is there anything I need to know, anything not to do, break in?

He clearly stated NO. Just dn't forward/reverse/forward/reverse trying to get it unstuck it will ruin it.

So I go out wheeling, sink the front end to the bug deflector, but not quite deep enough to get water in the cab. About a hour later the tranny slips a little, then more, then ALOT then it's dead in the water (no pun intended).

Apparently there is a little vent on my tranny that when submerged will suck up water and basically instantly ruin the rebuild. Clutches are smoked....


Whos fault is this and who would be liable?
Opinions please and don't flame me. Believe me if I would have known about the vent I wouldn't even drive it in the rain.


Ps. not even 50 miles on the tranny rebuild. And it is NOT the tranny cooler sucking water through the radiator. Definately the vent sucked water in.

trailerpark is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 04-22-2013, 07:28 AM
darren2569
Registered User
2002 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Akron
Posts: 157
I would say Your fault. If it drove fine for 50 miles before you buried it, I dont see how it can be the re builders fault. Unless you asked him specifically if it would be ok to completely submerge your tranny and he said yes its not his fault.

The JK driver blonde bing-bing fingered me!!!
darren2569 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-22-2013, 08:08 AM
Bama_WJ
Registered User
2001 WJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Owens Cross Roads
Posts: 3,814
Sounds like a vent mod is in your future.

I got a link to my vent mod how-to in my signature.

Daniel
1 Ton WJ Build In Progress

The Daily: 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco - Trifecta tuned and 37+ MPG

Wife's Jeep: 2006 WK Overland - OME HD Lift, 265/70/17 BFG AT's, 1.25" SpiderTrax wheel spacers, 3" Gibson Cat-Back

North Alabama Jeep
42RE Vent Mod - Seal your transmission!
YouTube. - My Video Channel
Facebook - Wheeling Pictures/Videos
The Jeep Wave. Bringing it back.
Bama_WJ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome